Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais called in earlier this afternoon to talk about Swan Lake, which opens tonight at the Boston Opera House. Tickets start at just $35. Click here for more information, then click through for my conversation with Paulo. More
Last night, Boston Ballet’s 52nd season opened with Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier. Prima Ballerina Anais Chalendard joined me to talk about the show and to share her unique perspective on life as a professional ballerina and what she loves about Boston. More
Seeing the Alvin Ailey company for the first time a decade and a half ago changed my perspective on modern dance and the arts. In the years since, I’ve tried to make it a point to see their productions whenever they come to town. I’m especially excited for this year’s run, as I had dancer, choreographer, and company veteran Matthew Rushing in studio to talk about the Alvin Ailey experience, life in dance, and ODETTA–his tribute to the legendary folk singer and civil rights activist Odetta Holmes. Click here for tickets and information, and click through to hear my chat with Matthew. More
Japanese-born ballerina Misa Kuranaga has been a principal ballerina in the Boston Ballet since 2009 in spite of a physical build that would normally be considered unsuited to the art. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, the ballerina opened up about her struggle making her presence known in the world of ballet and how she overcame what others perceived as limitations. More
Fulfilling the wildest dreams of ’90s enthusiasts and professional gif makers everywhere, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, aka Carlton from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” did his signature dance on episode four of “Dancing with the Stars” last night.
By now, you’ve probably seen the supercut of Christopher Walken dance scenes set to C+C Music Factory’s “Everybody Dance Now.” It’s great. So is this footage of some jolly ravers at an outdoor music festival set to “Yakkity Sax,” also known as the theme from the Benny Hill Show. Enjoy. More